The Department of Romano-Germanic Philology and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages (formerly the Department of Translation and Linguistics) at the Faculty of Linguistics and Translation was one of the first founded at the International Humanitarian University in 2003, headed by Doctor of Philology, Professor Olena Mykhailivna Obraztsova.
Since 2013, the department is headed by Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences and Associate Professor Talanova Lyudmila Grigorivna. The Department of Romano-Germanic Philology and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages provides educational and theoretical training for philologists and also conducts educational and scientific work with students of the faculty.
Today the teaching staff of the department includes the following: twelve candidates of philological and pedagogical sciences, associate professors, six senior teachers, six teachers and two graduate students.
The department is a part of the Ukrainian Union of Translators, the Association of Germanists in Higher Education of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Union of English Language Teachers, the Association of Teachers and Philologists (Odessa).
The educational and pedagogical staff of the department provides teaching disciplines in English, French, Ukrainian and Latin, literature and methods of teaching foreign languages. The main disciplines of professional training for students hoping to acquire their bachelors and masters include: practical course for the main foreign language (English; French); practical courses for oral and written translation from the main and second foreign languages (English, French), including: literary translation, translation in the sphere of business, tourism, law, medicine, scientific and technical translation and the translation of socio-political texts, etc.
The department carries out scientific, educational, methodical, translation and organizational activities. Teachers of the department actively work as translators, providing in the conduction of international meetings, conferences, forums; their works are published in foreign central and regional publications.
Furthermore, the staff of the department is constantly improving their professional skills as well as their language competence: they partake in internships abroad, participate in the preparation and cultivation of scientific and methodological seminars, international conferences, their research results are reflected in numerous publications, articles, abstracts, manuals and textbooks.
The teaching staff of the Department of Romano-Germanic Philology and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages does not end there and continues its research in various pedagogical and scientific fields, residing in the tendencies of world science and is always open to new scientific acquaintances, cooperation and experiments.